Simple Living

Simple living is about buying less and doing more. It’s about focusing more on experiences and less on acquiring stuff. It’s also about decluttering, keeping your home organized and managing your money in a way that makes early retirement a realistic goal.

That said, simple living isn’t about making life hard or uncomfortable. (Let’s leave that to the masochists.) Rather, it’s about having the freedom to live life on your terms. It’s about slowing down, being open to new ideas and stopping occasionally to enjoy the view.

 

A Minimalist Guide for Over 40s: It’s Time to Ditch the Rut
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A Minimalist Guide for Over 40s: It’s Time to Ditch the Rut

You’re over 40, feeling stuck and willing to try anything. Even minimalism. You’ve come to the right place. This minimalist guide will walk you through some steps you can take to get unstuck. For Gen X’ers and Boomers, living with less isn’t in our nature. We’re accustomed to accumulating stuff. Coming of age pre-Internet, we…

Minimalist Shoes for Everyday: 6 Eco-Conscious Brands We Love
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Minimalist Shoes for Everyday: 6 Eco-Conscious Brands We Love

Looks don’t matter nearly as much as function when you’re trail running. However, if you’re on the hunt for minimalist shoes for everyday use, you want them to look at least moderately stylish. Plus, it’d be nice if you could buy them from eco-conscious brands who care about more than just turning a profit. Looks…

Furniture-Free Living: Why We Love It (And What We’ve Learnt So Far)
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Furniture-Free Living: Why We Love It (And What We’ve Learnt So Far)

Sporty and I are all about lifestyle experiments. That is to say, I come up with a hairbrained scheme and Sporty agrees to go along for the ride. When I saw Rich Roll’s interview with natural lifestyle coach Tony Riddle, I was immediately intrigued by the idea of furniture-free living. Sporty rolled her eyes, but…

The Power of Play: Why Humans Need More Fun (and Less Screen Time)
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The Power of Play: Why Humans Need More Fun (and Less Screen Time)

Like a lot of adults nowadays, the power of play is lost on me. My idea of downtime is a couch, an engrossing memoir and something tasty to nibble on. I can be playful, sure, but I don’t really play. I’m not into board games (much to Sporty’s dismay), I don’t see the point of…

Earn More Money: 3 Eco-Friendly Side-Hustles to Healthy Up Your Wallet

Earn More Money: 3 Eco-Friendly Side-Hustles to Healthy Up Your Wallet

“I don’t want to earn more money,” said nobody except Daniel Suelo.  We’d all like a little extra moolah in our back pocket. I mean, how else will we fund our habits? Caffeine addictions aside. Sporty and I are toying with the idea of buying into one of those off-grid hippie communities and increasing our…